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EMBracing the Ocean artists-in-residence 2023 - 2024

On Thursday 16 May 2024, EMB hosted its 40th Third Thursday Science Webinar featuring the outgoing EMBracing the Ocean artist-in-residence, Sonia Levy, who spoke about the outcomes of her project, together with curator Chiara Famengo.


Sonia Levy's inquiry-led practice considers shifting modes of engagement with more-than-human worlds. She will speak on the topic of 'Submerged Knowledges: Filmmaking and Experiments in the Venetian Lagoon' related to her EMBracing the Ocean residency project aiming to bring attention to the city's submerged, life-giving and altered bio-geomorphological processes. Sonia developed a film in collaboration with marine scientists, which premiered at the Floating Cinema in Venice and was exhibited locally. She also held participatory workshops with local resource managers and policymakers using the submarine audiovisuals as a catalyst for co-creating strategies for the Lagoon’s management. The project included a residency at the Stazione Idrobiologica Umberto D'Ancona, University of Padova and Sonia’s primary collaborator is Associate Professor Alberto Barausse. Find out more about her project here.

The webinar is available to re-watch on the EMB YouTube Channel.

Event Date
Online webinar